Tipsy History: Prohibition Saturday, August 17 . 2 pm to 7 pm
Uncover the mischief of prohibition as Midway Village become a dry town in the 1920s struggling to maintain law and order.
Visit the hidden Speakeasies scattered throughout the Village buildings where local breweries and distilleries will be serving alcoholic beverages. . Attend a temperance meeting to learn about the temperance movement. . Interact with 1920s civilians, bootleggers, gangsters, police and the Feds. . Witness a federal rain on bootleggers and moonshiners. . Entertain, demonstrations and more!
Directions: Midway Village Museum - 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on E. State to Perryville Rd. Turn right (north) on Perryville to Guilford Rd. (about 1 mile). Turn left (west) on Guilford Rd. to museum entrance on south side of street. From the south: I-39 to I-90 (north, toward Wisconsin) and proceed as above. From IL 251 or IL 2 and Business U.S. 20: Go east on Business 20 to Mulford Rd. Turn left (north) on Mulford to Guilford and turn right (east). Look for the signature Millhouse by the entrance gate.